Board of Directors
Chairman of our Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ming Hsieh is Chairman of our Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Fulgent, Mr. Hsieh served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors of Cogent, Inc., or Cogent, a biometric identification services and products company he co-founded in 1990, which was acquired by 3M in 2010. Prior to his tenure at Cogent, Mr. Hsieh founded and served as Vice President of AMAX Technology from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Hsieh currently serves on the board of directors of Fortinet, Inc., a network security company traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FTNT.” Mr. Hsieh received a B.S.E.E. from USC in 1983 and an M.S.E.E. from USC in 1984, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from USC in 2010 and the University of West Virginia in 2011. Mr. Hsieh has served as a trustee at USC since 2007 and at Fudan University in China since 2011. In 2015, Mr. Hsieh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Hsieh was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive management experience, his knowledge of our business, culture and operations as our founder, his engineering expertise and his service for and leadership of our company since inception.
John Bolger is a member of our Board of Directors and head of our Audit Committee. Mr. Bolger has also served as a director of Tintri Inc., a virtual machine-aware storage solution company, since January 2016. Mr. Bolger has extensive public company board and audit committee experience, having served as a director and audit committee chair of the following publicly traded companies for various terms during the period from 1993 to 2010: Integrated Device Technology, Inc., Sanmina Corp., Data Race, Inc., TCSI, Inc., Integrated Systems, Inc., Wind River Systems, Inc., Mission West Property, Inc., Cogent, Micromuse, Inc., JNI and Mattson Technology. Mr. Bolger also served as Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of computer networking systems, from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Bolger received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Harvard University and he is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Bolger was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his more than 30 years of accounting and financial expertise, as well as his extensive public company board and senior management experience.
James J. Mulay (Mule´), I.Ph.D., is a member of our Board of Directors and head of our Compensation Committee. For the past five years, Dr. Mule´ has served in various capacities at the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, including as the Michael McGillicuddy (U.S. Senator Connie Mack & Family) Endowed Chair in Melanoma Research and Treatment, a Senior Member of both the Immunology and Cutaneous Oncology Programs, Associate Center Director for Translational Research and the Director of Cell-Based Therapies, as well as at the National Cancer Institute and the FDA as a Special Government Employee. Dr. Mule´ has also served as a director of Moffitt Technologies Corporation, a for-profit corporation that holds equity in various companies that have licensed intellectual property from the Moffitt Cancer Center, since 2009. Dr. Mule´ also sits on numerous medical, scientific, business and research advisory boards of for-profit and non-profit entities and has published over 180 articles in the areas of cancer vaccines and cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Mule´ received a B.A. from New Jersey City University in 1974, an M.S. in cellular immunology from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1977 and an I.Ph.D. in tumor immunology from the University of Washington Graduate School and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 1981. Dr. Mule´ was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his deep expertise within the life sciences field, as well as his professional experience and background.
Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., is a member of our Board of Directors and head of our Nominating and Governance Committee. Dr. Yen is President and Chair Professor at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, as well as an Affiliate Professor at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Yen’s prior experience includes service as the Allen and Lee Chao Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2008 until 2014, and Chair of the City of Hope’s Molecular Pharmacology Department and Associate Director for Translational Research at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2005 until 2014. Dr. Yen holds memberships in numerous professional organizations and has published more than 140 abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Yen received a M.D. from Taipei Medical College in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Pathology and Cell Biology from Thomas Jefferson University in 1988. Dr. Yen was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive expertise within the life sciences field, as well as his educational and professional background.